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Rule 1
Non-Zero digits (1-9) are always significant
Rule 2
Any zero trapped between any 2 significant numbers are significant
Rule 3
Zeros at the beginning of a number are not significant
Rule 4
Trailing zero at the end of a WHOLE NUMBER, which does not have a decimal are not significant
Rule 5
Zeros at the end of a number and after the decimal point are significant
adding Sig. Figs.
Determine the least number of digits to the right of the decimal point. Your answer will have the same number of digits to the right of the decimal point.
subtractding Sig. Figs.
In order to subtract significant figures follow the same procedure as adding.
multiplying sig. figs.
Determine the measurement that has the least total number of sig figs your entry will have the same number of sig figs.
dividing sig. figs.
in order to divide sig. figs. follow the same procedure as the multiplication of significant figures.
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